The 5 Best Hostels in Dublin

Hostels in Dublin are usually the cheaper accommodation option, compared to the prices of hotels in the Dublin area. They also offer unique social opportunities with their shared rooms and facilities that hotels don’t quite have when measured up to hostels. To narrow down the best of the bunch, here are some of the best hostels in Dublin:

1. Generator Dublin


Situated in Smithfield right by the Jameson Distillery, Generator Dublin with its antique, industrial atmosphere and decor gives its visitors an unforgettable experience. It offers those who book with them a jacuzzi suite, cinema room, free Wi-Fi, and an on-site bar and cafe among other things. They also have live music performances regularly, with one recurring performer every Sunday from 8pm to 10pm being the harpist from Spain, Pilar Paradela. Generator Dublin’s strongly defined identity with all of these elements makes it place amongst the best hostels in Dublin.

To book this experience for yourself, be sure to click here to arrange your stay at Generator Hostel.

Address: Smithfield, Dublin, D07 F2VF

2. Isaacs Hostel

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Image: DublinTown

Striking a balance between both excellence and affordability, Isaacs Hostel offers an ideal accommodation choice that’s also nearby public transport routes. The hostel itself is a converted 19th century wine store, which was repurposed into the hostel it is known as today. Adding to its reputation as one of the best hostels in Dublin is the positive customer reviews heralding its service, affordability and quality of the beds and services of Isaacs Hostel. 

In order to book your holiday in Isaacs Hostel, arrange your time away in the hostel here.

Address: 2-4 Frenchman’s Ln, Mountjoy, Dublin 1, D01 P9K4

3. Leevin Hostel Mountjoy

Image: Leevin Hostel

Leevin Hostel in Phibsborough is another one of the best hostels in Dublin, and for good reason. This hostel is based in a building constructed in 1900 that formerly housed Saint Joseph’s, a former convent and orphanage. Nowadays, Leevin Hostel is used by both students and travelers alike with its games room, Irish-themed artwork on display, and range of available rooms fitting from two to eight people at a time.

Staying in Leevin Hostel can be organised simply by clicking here and following the instructions from there on forth.

Address: 61A Mountjoy St, Phibsborough, Dublin 7, D07 AX51

4. Oliver St. John Gogarty’s Hostel


Paired together with Oliver St John Gogarty’s Irish Bar on its upper floor, Oliver St John Gogarty’s Hostel (also known as Gogarty’s International Hostel) is another popular hostel in Dublin. What garners its image as one of the best hostels in Dublin is its link with a popular and well-renowned bar (which in this case, is Oliver St John Gogarty’s Irish Bar) within the Temple Bar area. That link allows the hostel to offer free continental breakfasts as well as high quality pints of Guinness to name but two defining features of Gogarty’s International Hostel.

Oliver St John Gogarty’s Hostel can be your next stay in the Dublin area by clicking here

Address: 18-21 Anglesea St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 RX38

5. Ashfield Hostel

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Image: Celtic Group Hostels

Heralding itself as “the most centrally located hostel in Dublin”, Ashfield Hostel is certainly one of the best hostels in Dublin in its own right. Why it’s one of Dublin’s best hostels is because of its stylish interior design, en-suite rooms, and their daily free walking tours and nightly pub crawls. Since 1995, Ashfield Hostel has been a mainstay in Dublin’s hostel scene, with it being a walking distance away from a number of places and things to do around the Dublin City Centre. 

Be sure to book the dates you plan on staying in this hostel here.

Address: 19/20 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2, D02 K129

Are these truly the best hostels in Dublin? Which hostels did we leave out from this list? Be sure to sound off in the comments section below!

Matthew Lehane
Matthew Lehane

An upcoming MA graduate in New Media and Digital Culture in Utrecht University, with a BA in English, Media and Cultural Studies from IADT, and a QQI Level 5 qualification in Arts, Culture, and History from DFEI. The topics written (and edited) to date for Babylon Radio range from film, tourism, and photography, with a broader range to come during this internship and in future work.

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